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Oscar Pistorius: Prosecutors To Appeal Athlete’s 5-Year Manslaughter Sentence

Oscar Pistorius: Prosecutors To Appeal Athlete’s 5-Year Manslaughter Sentence

By Toni Matthews-El November 12, 2014

It seems the matter of Oscar Pistorius and the fatal shooting of former girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp is far from settled. On Monday the prosecution said that it would take its appeal before a court in Pretoria, South Africa on December …

Oscar Pistorius Sentenced To 5 Years

Oscar Pistorius’s fate was at last determined by Judge Thokozile Masipa on Tuesday. The Paralympian received a suspended three-year sentence for a firearms charge and he was sentenced to five years in prison for the culpable homicide charge. “A noncustodial …

Oscar Pistorius Will Learn His Fate On Tuesday

Will Oscar Pistorius evade prison time or will he be locked away for years? Judge Thokozile Masipa will finally provide the long awaited answer to this question on Tuesday. It will signal a dramatic end to a situation that has …

Reeva Steenkamp Cousin's Tearful Plea

As the sentencing phase of the Oscar Pistorius case continues, Reeva Steenkamp relatives are taking the stand in an effort to argue that the athlete serve jail time for killing her. Kim Martin, cousin of the late Steenkamp, tearfully pleaded …

Oscar Pistorius Paying Money To Victim's Family

According to a testimony given on Tuesday, Oscar Pistorius has been paying money to the family of Reeva Steenkamp every month. It was also revealed that the 27-year-old fully intended to start up a trust fund once the trial is …

Oscar Pistorius's Image Angers Prosecutor Gerrie Nel

The tear-streaked face of Oscar Pistorius has been a staple in the media since he first fatally shot his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day 2013. The man has weeped, wailed, and even vomited in court. However prosecutor Gerrie Nel has largely …

Reeva Steenkamp: Mom To Publish Book About Trial

Reeva Steenkamp’s mother, June, is set to publish a book about the trial in which athlete Oscar Pistorius was found guilty of culpable homicide for the Valentine’s Day killing of the model. She is also speaking out about her feelings …

Oscar Pistorius Could Still Get A Life Sentence

The Oscar Pistorius case is nearing its dramatic conclusion. The latest developments have left a number of onlookers stunned. Pistorius shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day 2013. He has since claimed that it was an accidental …

Reeva Steenkamp's Family: 'Justice Was Not Served'

The family of model Reeva Steenkamp is outraged that a South African judge did not find Oscar Pistorius guilty of murdering their daughter. “Justice was not served,” the family told NBC News on Friday. Pistorius was released on bail Friday …

Oscar Pistorius Not Guilty Of Murder: What's Next?

On Thursday morning at the courthouse in Pretoria, South Africa, Judge Thokozile Masipa read her summation as millions of people around the world waited for news of Oscar Pistorius’s fate. To the shock of quite a few people, including Reeva …

Oscar Pistorius' Brother Survives Brutal Car Crash

Oscar Pistorius’ brother, Carl, survived a near-fatal car accident in South Africa on the first of August and is now recovering, according to his family. “Carl suffered poly-trauma injuries during the accident. These included lacerations to his heart and liver …

Oscar Pistorius Breaks Silence With Three Tweets

Just days after the Oscar Pistorius murder trial was adjourned, the Olympian broke his silence on Twitter. Ever since being charged with the murder of his girlfriend back in February 2013, with the exception of a single tweet, the South …

Oscar Pistorius Trial Nearing Conclusion

The Oscar Pistorius murder trial has been packed with drama and shocking revelations from the very beginning. With the final witness called to testify for the defense, it’s expected that the trial is not far away from its highly anticipated …

Oscar Pistorius Defense Making Desperate Last Stand

It was a bizarre week for those following the ongoing Oscar Pistorius trial. When the case resumed on Monday, the 30 day evaluation results seemed fairly open and shut at first. It was widely reported that the 27-year-old athlete was …

Oscar Pistorius Acted Out Of Fear, Expert Says

The defense team of paralympian Oscar Pistorius sought on Thursday to show that the double-amputee sprinter acted out of fear rather than anger when he shot and killed his lover Reeva Steenkamp, and a leading sports doctor agreed. Dr. Wayne …

Oscar Pistorius' Evaluation Might Help Defense

Oscar Pistorius underwent a psychiatric evaluation recently, and according to his doctors, he suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and is severely depressed. But he was also likely in a heightened state of fear when he shot his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, …

Oscar Pistorius "Scream" Defense A New Tactic

Now that Oscar Pistorius’s mental health results are in, it’s clear that whatever happened in the early hours of February 14th, 2014, the 27-year-old had his faculties about him. After a 30-day evaluation by a panel of mental health experts, …